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How to Get More from All-Flash Using Software Defined Storage

By: George Crump, Storage Swiss Flash often makes the hardware selection less important, but makes the software selection very important. The right software can not only ensure optimal flash performance, but also extend flash implementation beyond the typical high-transaction database

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A Turnkey Storage Architecture for OpenStack and Docker

By George Crump, Storage Swiss Click here to learn from George and the team about the Scale-Out All-Flash Solution with Nexenta, Micron and Supermicro…

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Designing an All-Flash Object Store

by George Crump, Storage Swiss Object storage is set to become THE way organizations will store unstructured data. As this transition occurs those same organizations are expecting more from object storage than just a “cheap and deep” way to store information.

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The difference between NexentaStor and NexentaEdge

By: Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer Deciding between NexentaStor and NexentaEdge is relatively easy if you understand the products and your applications. NexentaStor delivers unified file and block storage services, where NexentaEdge is our scalable object storage platform. So the

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Nexenta Releases Storage for Persistent Docker Containers by Storage Swiss

What if you do not consider one of the greatest advantages of containers to be an advantage to you? Many tout the stateless nature of containers as their single greatest feature. They start up, they accomplish their task, and they

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Efficient Replication using Multicast Protocols

By Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management Replication as Data Protection The use of replication as a data protection method is not new. Historically, it was relegated to disaster recovery for tier-1 applications and did not have a role in day-to-day

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Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design – Part 3: Speed

By: Edwin Weijdema In this third post of the multi-post Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design we will dive deeper in the dimension: Use and specifically the application Workloads part characteristic Speed. Depending on the application workload requirements, you

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Raise Your SDS IQ (6 of 6): Practical Review of Containerized SDS

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the sixth of six posts (the last one was Virtual Storage Appliances) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS

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Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design – Part 2: Workloads

By Edwin Weijdema, Sales Engineer, Nexenta In this second post of the multi-post Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design we will dive deeper in the dimension: Use and specifically the application Workloads part. By developing an understanding of the different kind of workloads

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Raise Your SDS IQ (5 of 6): Practical Review of Virtual Storage Appliances

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the fifth of six posts (the last one was Hyperconverged “SDS”) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS solution

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Raise Your SDS IQ (4 of 6): Practical Review of Hyperconverged “SDS”

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the fourth of six posts (the last one was Scale-out) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS solution that

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Raise Your SDS IQ (3 of 6): Practical Review of Scale-out

This is the third of six posts (the last one was Scale-up Software-Only “SDS”) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS solution that will deliver Storage

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Lenovo Selects Nexenta for Lenovo StorSelect Program; Introduces Joint OpenSDS-Based Enterprise Storage Solution

Earlier today, you may have heard about Lenovo’s StorSelect Program, which allows customers to confidently deploy new storage technologies using pre-loaded appliances with software from best-of-breed, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) on proven Lenovo systems. The StorSelect solutions enable easy expansion

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Raise Your SDS IQ (2 of 6): Practical Review of Scale-Up Software-Only SDS

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the second of six posts (the last one was Scale-up Vendor-Defined “SDS”) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS

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Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design – Part 1: Overview

By Edwin Weijdema, Sales Engineer Benelux & Nordics Why do we build ICT infrastructures? What is the most important part in those infrastructures? It is Data! With the digital era we need to store bits of information, or so called data, so

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Raise Your SDS IQ (1 of 6): Practical Review of Scale-up Vendor-Defined “SDS”

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the first of six posts (aside from the Introduction) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS solution that will

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GleSYS’ joint NexentaStor/InfiniFlash system deployment to be focus of upcoming webinar

In April, we announced that GleSYS Internet Services AB (GleSYS), a next-generation cloud platform provider based in Sweden, had deployed ours and SanDisk’s joint All Flash Software-Defined Storage Solution. The NexentaStor/InfiniFlash solution delivers cost effective, high performance storage architecture, empowering

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It’s time to raise your SDS IQ

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO If you’re like other storage buyers – you’re going to invest in a solution, you want storage on your terms – optimized for your organization, its requirements, now and in the future. When it comes

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Nexenta has joined Intel’s new Storage Builders Program for Open Software-Defined Storage

by Nexenta Earlier in April, Intel hosted its Intel Data Center Group (DCG) Cloud Day. The event brought together its vast network of industry partners across the cloud and networking space, as well as journalists, analysts and other influencers, to

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Questions from the Field: How do you define Software-defined?

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO If you’re in IT, and attending the usual industry events, you can’t help but notice the explosion of companies, from those making software to those making hardware, claiming to have Software-defined solutions.  I even bumped

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Using the Right Storage Protocol for the Right Use Case

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO IT professionals have no shortage of storage protocols to choose from, such as NFS, SMB, Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI and Object. “Experts” are writing books about which protocol is best, usually taking the side of

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Build better containers—with Intel’s latest processor plus NexentaEdge

By Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management, Nexenta If you’ve been wanting to start using containers—or use them more extensively—here’s some great news: The Intel Xeon processor E5 2600 v4 product family and NexentaEdge make an ideal infrastructure for building

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Questions from the Field: Hyperconvergence

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO Having the most complete portfolio of Software-Defined Storage solutions in the industry is something that Nexenta pride’s itself on, but with that comes questions about all sorts of other storage technologies when I am out

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Why is Fibre Channel resurging?

There was a time when Fibre Channel was the only solution for those looking for a high speed transport. But that is not the case anymore. The predominant storage protocol in many virtualization environments is NFS…

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March Madness of Home Brews Community Contest

They say it takes a village to raise a child and at Nexenta we believe that technology start-ups are similar to children.  The community has been a critical part of Nexenta’s success and we want to share the excitement that

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Citrix and Nexenta Deliver Flexible and Cost-efficient Software-Defined Approach to VDI

By Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Solutions We had a great time at Citrix Summit 2015 and had a chance to talk to partners about our new converged infrastructure validated solution stack for VDI workloads using Citrix XenServer. XenDesktop

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2015 Predictions: What Goes Around Comes Around

by Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Solutions, Nexenta Everything in culture has a way of repeating itself, it happens in every arena of our life.  In fashion we look at items as vintage, whether it is from the 70s

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Epidemics at the Speed of Software

By Michael Letschin, Director, Product Management, Solutions, Nexenta In today’s global economy and 24/7 news culture, word of health risks spread faster than ever before. If a child is diagnosed with a rare disease in Asia at 10 AM, it

Posted in Corporate, Software-defined data center, Software-defined storage

Big Data Meets Software-Defined Storage at EngineRoom.io

Allison Darin, Director of Communications & Public Relations, Nexenta Systems, Inc. Big Data and Software-Defined Storage go hand in hand as part of the NexentaStor implementation for EngineRoom.io. EngineRoom.io – the world’s leading Secure Private Cloud Service for the entire

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Managing Dynamic Storage Demands at ServerCentral

Allison Darin, Director of Communications & Public Relations, Nexenta Systems, Inc. Scalability and economics go hand in hand as part of the NexentaStor implementation for ServerCentral. ServerCentral has been delivering managed data center solutions since 1999 for customers such as

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Sofware-Defined Storage – Vertical Sectors Sharing the Love

Allison Darin, Director of Communications & Public Relations, Nexenta Systems, Inc. First, the good news. We are in a year that promises to shake up the storage world with open source Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions revolutionizing the market and helping

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Nexenta Launches Revolutionary Software-Defined Scale Out Object Storage Solution for OpenStack and Big Data Infrastructures

NexentaEdge – Taking Nexenta’s ZFS DNA to Cloud Scale Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer, Nexenta VMworld 2014 in San Francisco promises to be an incredible event for Nexenta. In addition to our OpenSDx Summit on 8/28, as a VMworld 2014

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Software-Defined Storage Saving the Economy

Jill Orhun, VP of Marketing and Strategy, Nexenta Faced with the challenge of an explosion of data from macro trends like social media, mobile, the Internet of Things, and Big Data, many organisations are faced with snowballing technology requirements and

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Welcome to the Software-Defined World

Thomas Cornely, VP of Product Management, Nexenta It’s no secret that today’s organizations are experiencing an unprecedented data explosion. As much as 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years and the pace of data

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Software-Defined Storage – Savior of The Internet of Things

Jill Orhun, VP of Marketing at Nexenta investigates how a new, software driven approach to storing data could end up saving hosting providers a small fortune… ‘The Internet of Things’, or connected devices, is an integral part of many people’s

Posted in Corporate, Software-defined data center, Software-defined storage, Virtualization

Independence and Freedom is at the Heart of the Software-Defined Movement

Independence and freedom is at the heart of the software-defined movement in IT today. Whether you are looking for your choice of hypervisors, from ESX to Microsoft to KVM, or building a cloud with OpenStack or CloudStack, to the networking

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Software. Defined. Everything. The Next Big Thing.

100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love. By Tarkan Maner, CEO Nexenta Systems @tarkanmaner, #nexenta, #OpenSDx Every day at Nexenta we start the day energized and pumped up because we are part of a true revolution – The Next Big Thing

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Nexenta Software-Defined Storage Ranked #1 with Lowest Cost, Highest Performance for Virtualization

Nexenta recently participated in the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Validation Program for Storage Partners white paper, resulting in a series of reports looking individually at how a variety of storage solutions implemented Citrix XenDesktop using the VDI FlexCast approach. As

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10+ Lessons from my Software-Defined (SDx) Life

After an exciting week in Amsterdam, Paris and London, where we had Nexenta’s quarterly sales meeting, the first of our global OpenSDx Summits, our French launch in Paris, and my first TV interview for Nexenta in London (@cloudchantv) a number of

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A Bridge Over Troubled (v)Storage

Every great technology shift requires the means to move from the old way of doing things to a new and vastly improved approach. A bridge, if you will. We found that analogy very fitting while reading some interesting and thought-provoking

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CCOW-Negotiating Rendezvous Groups

CCOWTM Replicast is a storage protocol that uses multicast communications to determine which storage servers will store content and then retrieve it for a consumer. It also allows content to be accepted/delivered/replicated using multicast communications. Content can be placed once

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Cheers – It’s been a blast! – From Evan Powell

After six years I’m leaving Nexenta. I could not be prouder of what we’ve built at Nexenta.  We took an idea that at the time was radical – let’s bring openness right to the foundation of IT, to the storage

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How Does Software Defined Data Storage Equate to Savings?

Ask any CIO what their greatest concern is, and they’ll invariably come up with some variation of concern over the budget. It’s a Catch-22 for many businesses when it comes to technology: There is always a faster, more reliable option,

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Nexenta Systems-Powered Storage Solution Achieves 1.6 Million IOPS

Nexenta has achieved 1.6 million IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) and high-availability with no single point of failure. Comparable solutions from proprietary vendors cost significantly more than the Nexenta and Area Data Systems solution and cannot guarantee high-availability. With the

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A Few Impressions from Dell’s Banking Day in NYC

Three Somewhat Surprising Trends Contributed by Evan Powell, Chief Strategy Officer, Nexenta Systems Back in May,  I was thrilled to discuss Software Defined Storage at Dell’s banking day in their offices in One Penn in NYC. I was one of

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Congratulations to EMC!

Congratulations to EMC and their software teams for announcing ViPR. Since we have been selling software defined storage for a number of years – and now have many more times customers than Vmware did when EMC bought them (and more

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A Few Observations From OpenStorage Summit About SDS

OSS EMEA 2013 was one of the more inspiring few days I’ve experienced recently at Nexenta.  It was not a marketing event.  It was war stories about the shift to OpenStorage and Software Defined Storage shared in sessions, over demos,

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